The following statements and resources have been included to guide the Queen's research community in decision-making with vendors, research partners, students, academics, and others impacted by Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Statement by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health
Recognizing the historic role that scientists, academics and researchers have played in defending freedom from tyranny, we do not call for a broad ban on collaborations with individual Russian researchers. However, we have asked the research granting agencies to implement strict measures to prohibit funding for research collaborations that could further the interests of Vladimir Putin's regime. We have also directed the National Research Council of Canada to put in place similar safeguards with respect to its research activities.
View full statement from François-Philippe Champagne and Jean-Yves Duclos
Presidents of Canada’s federal research granting agencies: Canadian Institutes of
Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Going forward, our agencies commit to refraining from entering into agreements with Russian research institutions. Recognizing the value of open science, and the historic role many scientists, academics and researchers have played in defending freedom from tyranny, there will be no broad-based ban on collaborations with individual Russian researchers. However, we will work with Canada’s research institutions to ensure that no new collaborations with individual Russian researchers are established in areas that advance the interests of Vladimir Putin’s regime. NSERC will also ask grant-holders to suspend current, and prohibit future, federally funded research collaborations involving Russian industry, effective immediately.
Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor
As an institution of higher learning dedicated to humanity’s free pursuit of knowledge and truth, Queen’s stands in opposition to this act of aggression, and we are committed to assisting, in whatever ways we can, those who have been affected by these tragic events.